Academy Award 2021

Film Review

The Academy Award 2021

Cinema, the Seventh Art, has its unifying features, beside its huge impact on the world, especially with the enormous growth of technology, which doesn’t matter where you come from or what your culture is; Hollywood is wearing the crown in the film industry with its high budget and diverse productions, and the annual Academy Award as a very special night in the entertainment calendar, adds spice to this thrilling art with its utmost elegance and flamboyance.

Academy Award ceremony has been celebrated since 1929 and has always had its changes on its functioning, procedures, or even on the given statuette; from the nominations to the final winners’ announcement, heart beats surge and a lot of cinema lovers can’t wait to see their favorite actors/actresses win the award. The Oscars 2021 was a real exception as it was held with a lot of delays, almost 2 months, due to the ongoing pandemic; yes, covid19 has affected every single part of our lives, even the annual events; in fact, most awards ceremonies have been held without red carpets with the celebrities walking down them.

Despite all the differences with the past Oscars, considering the way the ceremony was held, the place, number of guests…, finally it took place on 25 April 2021 with vaccinated the guests against Covid19. As usual, there were some happy and some dissatisfied fans; the upset of the night was Sir Hopkins Oscar winning over the late Chadwick Boseman, who was expected to win the award but, very surprisingly, 83-year-old Hopkins received the best actor award, and now remains the oldest actor to receive this title.

Of course, there’s no doubt that the late actor, Boseman, was great in his performances, and he even received the posthumous golden globe prize 2021 for best actor in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom”, but I strongly agree with the fact that we should honor the people who are alive rather than the gone. Of course, Anthony Hopkins’ performance is, as expected, so amazing in the movie “The Father”, and he did deserve the trophy. Hopkins paid tribute to Boseman after accepting his reward, “I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t, and I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken from us far too early,” he continued “I really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honored.”

In general, ceremonies like the Academy Award which honor people, their art and performances must be supported constantly and the quality and formalities should improve each time, making these fabulous celebrations positively competitive.

Here is a list of the winners in different categories.

  • Best picture Winner: Nomadland
  • Best actress Winner: Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Best actor Winner: Anthony Hopkins - The Father
  • Best supporting actress Winner: Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
  • Best supporting actor Winner: Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Best director Winner: Nomadland - Chloé Zhao
  • Best original screenplay Winner: Promising Young Woman - Emerald Fennell
  • Best adapted screenplay Winner: The Father - Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
  • Best animated feature Winner: Soul
  • Best documentary feature Winner: My Octopus Teacher - Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
  • Best international feature Winner: Another Round (Denmark)
  • Best original song Winner: Fight For You - Judas and the Black Messiah (H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas)
  • Best original score Winner: Soul - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
  • Best cinematography Winner: Mank - Erik Messerschmidt
  • Best visual effects Winner: Tenet - Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
  • Best film editing Winner: Sound of Metal - Mikkel EG Nielsen
  • Best costume design Winner: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Ann Roth
  • Best sound Winner: Sound of Metal - Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh
  • Best production design Winner: Mank - Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale
  • Best make-up and hairstyling Winner: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson.
  • Academy Award 2021

    Robi B